[kaf-er, key-fer, kah-]
- Also called Nuristani. a member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan.
- (lowercase) Islam. an infidel or unbeliever.
- Kaffir(def 1).
- (lowercase) Also kaffir. Also called kafir corn. a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks, introduced into the U.S. from southern Africa.
Origin of Kafir
From Arabic, dating back to 1795–1805; see origin at Kaffir
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Examples from the Web for kafir
It had nothing whatever to do with the Kafir tribes who dwelt in the country.Impressions of South Africa
Ucatella, with all a Kafir's love of fire-arms, clapped her hands with delight.A Simpleton
Now, Mafuta,” he continued, turning to the Kafir; “what about the lions?The Adventures of Dick Maitland
At that very time they had a Kafir girl in training as a housemaid.
The Kafir thief had driven them off in the direction of Somerset.
C19: from Arabic; see Kaffir
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